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Safe Food for Canadians Act

Version of section 67 from 2012-11-22 to 2014-06-18:

The following provision is not in force.

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may make any regulations for the Board of Arbitration with respect to the performance of its role, including regulations

    • (a) specifying provisions, obligations and food commodities for the purposes of section 66;

    • (b) specifying who may file a complaint to the Board, against whom a complaint may be filed and the time and manner in which a complaint may be filed;

    • (c) fixing the quorum of the Board;

    • (d) fixing the location of the Board’s head office;

    • (e) specifying that the Board is a court of record;

    • (f) specifying that the Board has sole and exclusive jurisdiction to hear complaints referred to in section 66;

    • (g) setting out the powers, duties and functions of the Board, including

      • (i) any of the powers, rights and privileges of a superior court of record with respect to the appearance, swearing and examination of witnesses, the production and inspection of documents and other things, the enforcement of its orders and other matters necessary or proper for the due exercise of its jurisdiction,

      • (ii) the duty to deal with matters that come before the Board as informally and expeditiously as the circumstances and considerations of fairness and natural justice permit,

      • (iii) the power to enter into contracts to assist in the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties or functions,

      • (iv) the power to determine the location of its sittings,

      • (v) the power to, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make rules governing the work of the Board and the practice and procedure in respect of its hearings,

      • (vi) the power to make orders granting adequate relief, including the payment of compensation and interest, and

      • (vii) the duty to give reasons for its decisions;

    • (h) specifying that the Board is not bound by legal or technical rules of evidence;

    • (i) respecting the review of the Board’s orders; and

    • (j) respecting enforcement of the Board’s orders, including their registration in the Federal Court.

  • Marginal note:Restriction — paragraph (1)(h)

    (2) No regulation may be made under paragraph (1)(h) that permits the Board to receive or accept as evidence anything that would be inadmissible in a court by reason of any privilege under the law of evidence.

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